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Fotona Laser in Singapore: Refine Your Skin

What Is a Fotona Laser?

Fotona laser is a medical laser system that utilises dual wavelengths to non-invasively lift, firm, and perfect your skin from within. Fotona offers several aesthetic benefits, with studies showing a significant reduction in facial wrinkles by up to 45% after 3 or more sessions. Interested in obtaining a more youthful complexion with little downtime, right here in Singapore? Read on to find out more.

Fotona 4D Laser

A popular type of Fotona Laser, the “4D” in “Fotona 4D Laser” symbolises the four-dimensional approach to skin rejuvenation, which addresses every layer of the skin to boost the production of collagen and elastin fibres. Our doctors can guide you through the entire process.

How Does Fotona 4D Laser Work?

Each step of our Fotona 4D Laser treatment is empowered by carefully selected laser wavelengths. These wavelengths are chosen for their ability to penetrate different layers of the skin, ensuring rejuvenation from the inside out:

  • Nd:YAG: Achieving a deep tissue massage effect, this laser reaches beneath the surface to firm and rejuvenate, endowing skin with a youthful firmness.
  • Er:YAG: Targets superficial skin, gently polishing away imperfections and smoothing wrinkles for a clearer, more radiant complexion.

Combined, they enhance both deep and superficial skin layers, stimulating collagen production for plump, smooth skin without damaging surrounding areas.

Here are the 4 steps involved:

The Four-Step Process of Fotona 4D Laser Treatment

1. SmoothLiftin™ (Fotona SmoothLiftin™ Mode)

Wavelength & Pulse: The Fotona SmoothLiftin™, an intraoral (within the mouth) laser treatment, utilises a non-ablative Er laser with specific parameters, working beneath the surface of the skin without damaging the top layer.

Target Area & Depth

Area: Nasolabial folds (laugh lines beside the mouth), marionette lines (lines from mouth corners downwards), and chin.

Depth: Penetrates the target tissues to an optimal depth, inducing a thermal effect without ablating the surface layer.

Effect & Outcome: You will experience a natural plumping effect, as the treatment has the ability to stimulate collagen contraction and instigate neocollagenesis—leading to a smoother appearance on your lower face.

2. FRAC3 Rejuvenation

Wavelength & Pulse Duration: This technology operates at a wavelength of 1064 nm and delivers laser energy in extremely short, controlled pulse durations.

Target Area and Depth: FRAC3 mode is crafted to address deeper skin imperfections. It penetrates effectively to target concerns such as pigmentation and vascular lesions (blood vessel imperfections), promoting skin renewal from within.

Effect and Outcome:

  • Utilising advanced energy absorption techniques, the FRAC3 mode creates microscopic channels to stimulate collagen production and remodel the skin’s structure.
  • The result is an improvement in skin tone and texture.
  • Furthermore, this mode improves the skin’s capacity to absorb topical products such as anti-ageing creams.

3. PIANO Skin Tightening

Wavelength & Pulse Duration:
The mode utilises a wavelength of 1064 nm, characteristic of the Nd laser, with a long pulse duration that allows high-intensity bulk heating of the skin.

Target Area & Depth of Penetration:
Targets the full thickness of the skin, employing a deep-reaching technique that ensures comprehensive skin tightening.

Effect & Outcome:

  • You may feel a gradual warming sensation as PIANO mode methodically heats the skin from the outside inwards, which induces immediate tightening effects and stimulates long-term collagen production.
  • Consequently, you can expect a lift and firmness within the treated area, coupled with a reduction in skin sagging and wrinkles.
  • Over time, your skin’s elasticity and volume should be noticeably restored.

4. Superficial

Wavelength & Pulse Duration:

Here, Fotona’s Superficial Mode, often abbreviated as SMOOTH mode, comes into play. The mode employs an Er laser at a wavelength of 2940 nm, with a designated pulse duration that’s tailored for extremely controlled light peel effects.

Target Area & Depth of Penetration:

In this vital step, we concentrate on the superficial connective structures beneath the skin surface, employing laser technology to gently refine and polish the epidermis. The precise penetration depth is just enough to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and excess oil, without harming the underlying skin layers.

Effect & Outcome:

  • Enhanced smoothness: Your skin will feel noticeably smoother to the touch.
  • Increased clarity: Expect a brighter skin tone and a more even complexion.
  • Minimised pores and fine lines: The appearance of pores and fine lines will be reduced.

Types of Fotona 4D Laser Treatments

At DrHaach, you can choose from six Fotona 4D laser treatments:

1. Smooth Lifting (for Face)

This begins within your oral cavity, initiating collagen production and creating a sensation of mild warmth. It’s especially beneficial for enhancing nasolabial folds, perioral wrinkles, and sagging skin on jowls, resulting in a facial tightening effect from within.

2. Frac Reju (for Face or Neck)

Utilising high-intensity fractional energy, this treatment creates a three-dimensional pattern in your skin layers, promoting collagen remodelling. It targets deeper, age-related skin issues like lines and wrinkles, restoring texture and tone for healthy-looking skin.

3. Skin Tighten (for Face or Neck)

A brushing technique applies bulk heating to your skin, swiftly and securely, to induce a tightening effect that leads to firmer and more uplifted skin. This procedure is closely monitored to ensure safety and precision.

4. Peel & Exfoliate (for Face or Neck)

The final stage involves a gentle laser peel which delicately exfoliates, yielding a smooth, pearly finish. It improves your overall skin appearance by diminishing superficial imperfections and restoring a youthful texture. even skin tone

5. 4D LipLase (for Lips)

A non-invasive lip enhancement that utilises laser energy to heighten collagen and elastin around both inner and outer lips, improving definition and shape. It refines your cupid’s bow, offering a more defined appearance.

6. 4D SmoothEye (for Upper eyelid hooding, Dark eye circles & Fine lines)

This non-invasive solution targets eye wrinkles and stimulates collagen for a tauter eyelid skin, rejuvenating the area around your eyes for a youthful look.

Each treatment option is designed to rejuvenate and improve your skin’s health with precision and care. For those looking to address aesthetic concerns, consider reaching out to us to schedule an appointment.

Fotona Laser Procedure

Before the Procedure

Pre-Treatment Guidelines:

  • Discuss with your practitioner any medications or skincare products you’re using.
  • Cleanse your skin and stay hydrated.
  • Attend a detailed consultation with the doctor to discuss skin concerns and treatment expectations.

During the Procedure

  • After the Fotona Laser session, a soothing mask is applied to enhance the rejuvenation process and calm the skin.
  • We then ensure your comfort and the maximisation of treatment benefits by selecting the most suitable soothing mask.
  • To conclude the procedure, a nourishing moisturiser is applied to hydrate and refresh your skin.
  • Finally, a protective layer of sunblock is applied to shield your skin from UV rays and environmental stressors, ensuring the long-lasting health and vitality of your complexion.

After the Procedure

Post-Treatment Care:

To-Dos

✓ Practise diligent sun protection and use SPF 30+ sunscreen.

✓ Keep the skin clean and moisturised; avoid harsh skincare products.

✓ Stay hydrated and follow any specific aftercare instructions from your practitioner.

✓ Avoid makeup for at least 24 hours and do not pick at peeling skin.

✓ Attend a follow-up appointment for post-treatment assessment and further care guidance.

What Not to Do

✘ Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds to prevent hyperpigmentation and sun damage.

✘ Do not apply makeup for at least 24 hours post-treatment to allow the skin to recover.

✘ Resist the urge to peel or pick at the skin to avoid potential scarring.

✘ Skip harsh skincare products such as those containing retinol, AHAs, BHAs, or other irritating ingredients for a few days.

✘ Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours to prevent excessive sweating and irritation to the treated area.

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Fotona Laser Benefits

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Skin Rejuvenation

  • Diminishes ageing signs and sun damage
  • Increases elasticity and smoothens uneven skin tone
  • Proven improvements in laxity and texture

Scar Reduction

  • Reduces appearance of scars
  • Promotes healing and skin regeneration

Non-Invasive and Safe

  • FDA and CE-approved
  • No surgical risks, needles or anaesthesia
  • Minimal Downtime

Versatile Treatment

  • Addresses multiple ageing signs in one go

Comfort and Convenience

  • Painless with no interruption to daily life

Natural-Looking Durability

  • Stimulates natural collagen
  • Yields firm and long-lasting results

Fotona Laser vs Picosure

In the world of aesthetic treatments, Fotona Lasers and Picosure (a type of pico laser) stand out as two prominent technologies, each with its own approach to skin care and rejuvenation. This comparison aims to shed light on their differences so you can make an informed choice.

Feature

Fotona Laser

Picosure

Technology

Uses Er:YAG (Erbium-Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) and Nd:YAG (Neodymium-Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) lasers.

Utilises picosecond laser technology which delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin.

Applications

Broad range including skin resurfacing, scar reduction, vascular lesions and more.

Focuses on tattoo removal, pigmentation treatment, acne scars, and skin revitalization.

Advantages

Versatile with adjustable settings for various treatments. Less heat damage to surrounding tissues.

Faster results with fewer treatments required for tattoo and pigment removal. Minimal heat damage.

Potential Side Effects

Redness, swelling, and a minimal risk of scarring or infection.

Redness, swelling, and a very low risk of scarring or changes in skin pigmentation.

Cost Estimate in SGD

Prices vary widely, starting from approximately SGD 300-1,500 per session, depending on the treatment area and condition.

Generally starts around SGD 400-800 per session, also highly dependent on treatment specifics.



Am I a Good Candidate for Fotona 4D?

Suitable Candidates:

  • People with various skin concerns who desire a youthful complexion.
  • Individuals across different age groups, after considering health and medical history.
  • Those setting realistic expectations for natural facial rejuvenation.
  • Men can opt for Fotona4D Men, a treatment that addresses male-specific concerns such as larger pores and thicker skin.

It’s crucial to consult with a qualified professional to assess if Fotona 4D is the right choice for you. This ensures a tailored approach that aligns with your specific skin conditions and aesthetic goals.

Fotona Laser Risks

Following Fotona Laser treatment, you might notice temporary redness, swelling, or bruising, typically mild and transient. Some discomfort, itching, or a sensation of burning during or after the procedure is possible. Less commonly, blistering, skin crusting or changes in overall skin texture or coloration may occur.

Fotona Laser Complications

Serious complications like infection, allergic reactions, scarring, or nerve damage are rare, thanks to the Fotona 4D Laser’s FDA and CE approvals for safety and precision. Adhere to pre and post-treatment guidelines to reduce risks. If you experience adverse reactions, contact your doctor immediately. Seek urgent medical care if necessary.

How Much Does Fotona 4D Laser Treatment Cost?

In Singapore, the following are typical ranges for various Fotona 4D treatments:

  • Fotona 4D Full Face: $800 to $1500 per session
  • Fotona 4D Eye: $300 to $600 per session
  • Fotona 4D Neck: $400 to $800 per session
  • Fotona 4D Décolletage (Upper chest skin area): $500 to $1000 per session

The individual state of your skin, your goals, and what you hope to achieve will influence the cost. While costly, this treatment represents an investment in your skin’s health and aesthetic appeal.

Currently, DrHaach is running an offer where you can try any Fotona treatment at a promotional price of $188.

Are There Subsidies for Fotona Laser?

Fotona 4D Laser Treatment falls into the category of cosmetic procedures, oftentimes not covered by standard health insurance or government subsidies in Singapore. The costs incurred are typically out-of-pocket, making it a discretionary expense for which you, the patient, are financially responsible.

Why Choose DrHaach for Fotona Laser?

With over two decades of experience in the aesthetic field, DrHaach is dedicated towards caring for its patients. Our clinic adheres to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines, ensuring patient information confidentiality and safety in all procedures.

DrHaach has been recognised with accolades such as the Enterprise 50 award, highlighting its excellence in service and commitment to the industry standards. Our team is trained to come up with and deliver personalised treatment plans based on each patient’s unique needs.

Fotona Laser Before and After Photos

To view before-and-after photos of Fotona Laser treatment, feel free to drop by our clinic at Orchard!

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Yes. When performed by a certified professional, Fotona Laser treatments are generally safe. Select a reputable clinic to ensure the best practices are followed.

No, Fotona Laser treatments aren’t painful. The treatment is designed to be minimally invasive, meaning the discomfort is typically low. You may experience a sensation of warmth or a light pricking feeling during the procedure.

Downtime is minimal, allowing you to resume daily activities promptly. Each individual’s response to the treatment may differ, influencing the time frame for visible results.

 Fotona is very versatile and offers both ablative (removes layers) and non-ablative (stimulates without damaging skin surface) options. It comes with little discomfort and minimal downtime. Furthermore, Fotona SP Dynamis has dual-wave capabilities for enhanced effectiveness.

With Fotona Laser, results can vary based on the treated condition. Treatment with the Fotona 4D facial rejuvenation typically:

  • Initial improvement: Visible within 15-30 min
  • Full results: Gradually over 2-3 months

No. Fotona 4D, a diverse laser treatment, addresses ageing signs on your skin. The results are not permanent, as the ageing process is continuous. However, the outcomes can be long-lasting with proper skincare and lifestyle.

Typically, patients undergo 3 to 5 sessions. These sessions are spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Your practitioner will customise the plan based on your skin condition and desired results.

The Fotona 4D laser lift procedure typically spans approximately 30 to 60 minutes, with slight variations based on your specific needs. When scheduling your appointment, factor in some additional time for pre-treatment preparation and post-treatment care. On average, expect to allot about an hour for the complete visit.

Fotona 4D is versatile in treating various facial regions. Key treatable areas include:

  • Cheeks: Smoothing your skin, restoring volume.
  • Jawline: Sharpening contours.
  • Perioral Wrinkles: Specifically addressing lines around your mouth.
  • Neck: Revitalising this often-neglected area for a more youthful appearance.

During the procedure, you’ll likely feel mild warmth or a prickling sensation. Pain is usually minimal, but experiences can vary. If necessary, a numbing product may be applied to your skin to reduce discomfort.

Yes, Fotona Laser treatments can be effectively combined with other procedures for enhanced aesthetic or medical results. Common complementary treatments include chemical peels for deeper skin resurfacing, and dermal fillers which provide immediate volume and smoothens deeper lines. Always consult with your practitioner to discuss potential combinations tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Yes, Fotona Laser can be suitable for dark skin tones. Its settings can be adjusted to cater to a higher melanin presence, reducing the risk of discolouration or burns, which makes it versatile for various skin types. Always ensure a consultation with a professional to tailor the treatment to your specific skin needs.

Other Treatments You May Be Interested In

Nose Thread Hylift

From $388

For 3 threads

Enhance The Visuals Of Your Nose And Achieve Your Desired Change With Our Nose Thread Hylift.

Using only PDO licensed collagen threads, one would be able to achieve a higher nose bridge via this treatment.

Through the use of a thin cannula, the threads are inserted into the nose and anchored. Acting as a permanent support structure, the treads redefine ones facial contours and induces the production of collagen within the skin, thereby producing an immediate, and lasting effect on the face.

Collagen Hyser

$59

For First Session

Collagen Hyser, is a lunchtime laser treatment which targets collagen stimulation and promotes anti-ageing benefits.

Ageing causes the skin to become less elastic and more fragile. Fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin are all caused by the lack of collagen. Collagen Hyser uses non-ablative Nd:YAG laser technology to create a high intensity beam of energy that concentrates into powerful pulses to the skin. When applied to skin at a specific wavelength, it can deeply stimulate collagen and elastin fibres to rebuild the superficial layers of the skin. The skin remodelling effect results in a smoother and more youthful appearance.

This is a versatile laser treatment which gently addresses a multitude of skin concerns with minimal to no downtime.

Carbon Hypeel

$98

For First Session

Carbon Hypeel is a gentle aesthetic procedure which is done by applying carbon paste onto the face and it is followed by a laser treatment which breaks down the carbon particles that have been absorbed by debris and dead cells inside the pores removing all the impurities

Chemical Hypeel

$68

For First Session

An in-clinic skin procedure carried out by professional doctor in which a chemical solution is applied to renew the skin with improved tone, texture and color.

At Dr.HAACH, we customise a chemical solution catered to individual’s needs to help penetrate through skin layers, breaking down skin cells and allowing the top layers of skin to peel off.

This process removes dead skin cells and superficial pigment to regenerate new skin cells and collagen. It results in an even skin tone, radiant and smoother skin.

Eye Hynergy

$48

For First Session

Using Radio Frequency Technology to deliver bio-thermal energy which increases tissue temperature resulting in enhanced cell metabolism, improved blood and lymphatic fluid circulation, dissolving of fat cells and stimulation of collagen production around the eyes.

The eyes are then sprayed with our own specially formulated 02 cell spray to rejuvenate the eyes.

Hytox

$148

For First Session
(Choice of forehead lines, eyebrow lift, frown lines or crow’s feet)

Botulinum toxin is injected in small doses via a fine needle into the muscles around the area, to weaken the nerves that controls muscle contractions. This relaxes tense muscles and softens it, therefore minimising wrinkles and creases on the face, such as frown lines and crows’ feet.

Hyfillers

HyFillers, DrHAACH home version of Dermal fillers, can soften facial creases and wrinkles and aims to rejuvenate facial appearance, plump up lips, fill in scars, sunken cheeks, and skin depressions, create a more defined nose bridge or sharper tip, and into the chin to make the face heart-shaped, provides facial enhancement similar to cosmetic procedures with reduced recovery time.

Skin HyBooster

Skin Hybooster is an injectable involving a series of injections of hyaluronic acid given into one’s skin for improved firmness, radiance, suppleness and texture.

Pro Laser

$59

For First Session

Pro Laser is Dr HAACH’s signature laser targeting skin concerns such as pigmentation, acne, scars, oiliness and aging.

As a non-invasive Q-Switched technology-driven laser, Pro Laser creates a high intensity beam of energy that concentrates into powerful pulses. Pro Laser, when applied to skin at a specific wavelength, is able to shatter tiny fragments of pigmentation or blemishes, stimulate collagen production and kill bacteria.

Medical References

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